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Black Cemetery Loss Is a National Crisis

Our headstones are gone. The land is flooded or infested. Can Black death and afterlife be saved like Black lives?

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In the spring of 2018, I traveled to Sapelo Island to conduct research for my forthcoming book, Wandering in Strange Lands. A former plantation, Sapelo Island is the fourth largest barrier island in…




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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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